Juliana Friend studies digital media, sexuality, and Islam in West Africa, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between porn and pedagogy. She also co-created the experimental ethnographic archive www.many-to-many.net.
In one memorable moment of A Possible Anthropology by Anand Pandian (Duke University Press, 2019), an undergraduate student asks the author an unexpected, disar... More
In a recent article in Cultural Anthropology, Nick Seaver (2018) asks, “What should an anthropology of algorithms do?” Seaver urges anthropologists to avoid por... More
In November 2018, I had a wide-ranging conversation with musician, programmer, and ethnomusicologist Ritwik Banerji, who had recently completed his PhD in ethno... More
Tracie Canada, Juliana Friend, and Sydney Pullen: How might education function as “counterspell,” in Jackie Wang’s (2018, 316) sense? Robin Kelley: Wang uses th... More
Dreams are not external to politics, affirmed Robin D. G. Kelley at the 2018 Culture at Large session. Rather, dreams constitute urgent political action in stru... More
At the 2018 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Anthropology's signature Culture at Large session honored the work of hi... More
This recording of the 2018 Culture at Large session presents the entirety of the discussion between Kelley, the three discussants, and the audience. At times, a... More